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put your finger on what we are trying to stay thougertain tax -- certairorize us some kid gets sin street and that terrorizes me because i live here. but that definition in webster has a connection to all legal definitions in that it is a political act. and generally, a political act against noncombatants. one military unit shoots another military unit. that is regular warfare. but when you intentionally attacked civilians for a political purpose, i think everybody agrees that was terrorism we have several elements here in boston. what we do not yet know is whether there was a political purpose. we are assuming there was, but we do not know they're wet -- that for a fact yet. host: someone on twitter reminds us that it was a pressure cooker believed to contain the bomb. likean see what this looks in the new york daily news. what is significant about this to you as we talk about such an easily homemade, crude instrument. guest: ball bearings, nails, pressure kircher ramallah -- pressure cooker, items you can go by this afternoon. look at what timothy mcveigh used, diesel fuel and fe
? >> a surprise and a loss to the senate. he is a key figure in tax reform as well as a variety of other measures and extraordinary distinguished career and a decision probably based on family decision and larger career goals and the desire to focus on areas like taxes and other issues. >> as a connecticut senator does that anger you knowing he could have voted yes knowing ahead oft that vote that he was probably not running for reelection and could have helped effort what would have been something, a major positive reform for gun measures? >> what frustrates, disappoints and angers me is the fact that we had 55 votes in the united states senate as well as 90% of the american people and the vast majority of gun owners all in favor of a common sense proposal to institute background checks, criminal checks on all purchases of firearms in the united states and that measure failed because of a rule that requires 60 votes and because of a handful of senators who were struggling but ultimately did not vote the right way. and i think that the focus going forward has to be on trying to bring those senato
, a way where you can make more targeted cuts. but also eliminate some of the special interests tax breaks that disproportionately benefit a very wealthy people. and unfortunately, today, our colleagues refused to come together to negotiate that. in fact, today earlier today, over in the senate, harry reid, the democratic leader simply asked for permission to go to conference on the budget. and the republican leadership in both the senate and the house right now is refusing to appoint conferrees. having called over the last two years for us to go through the regular order on the budget, they're now standing in the way of moving forward to bridge those differences on the budget. in fact i'm introducing a resolution later today simply to call upon the house to move forward in a transparent way, to negotiate these differences on the budget. >> thank you, congressman and i know you would not say that music and art is an extra, that that is music and art education for the kids in the district of columbia, is an essential part of an education. just to make the point. >> these are very important
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